WeBikeEugene.org Official Launch

Welcome to WeBikeEugene.org!

This post  marks the official launch of WeBikeEugene.  We have been posting for a few weeks now, and it’s time to spread the word about the site.

WeBikeEugene has a simple mission statement.  We exist to spread news of cycling to cyclists and others in the Eugene/Springfield area.  We plan to cover advocacy, road riding, commuting, infrastructure projects, off-road projects, recreational riding, road and off-road racing, cycling community events, and anything else having to do with cycling in Eugene, Springfield, and the surrounding area.

Some describe us as Eugene’s version of BikePortland.org. We consider this comparison a great compliment, and hope to be as thorough one day as they are.  However, we have no current plans to expand our coverage beyond the Eugene/Springfield area, nor do we have the resources to update as often.

You can see a little bit of who we are about by browsing our previous topics.  We are not fully operational as of yet, and are still in the process of bringing more contributors on staff.  As we acquire more writers our coverage of events, especially in the racing and off-road scenes, will expand.

We welcome any suggestions for articles, news tips, and submitted articles.  You can contact us here. None of us run this site full-time, and we welcome any help and suggestions from our readers.

As well as doing our own reporting, we will also be aggregating other Eugene/Springfield area news sources, including GEARS news, Safe Routes to School news, the City of Eugene’s InMotion Newsletter, and other sources.  Our goal is not to compete with these already wonderful news sources, but instead to make them more accessible to the general public.

Many people have put a lot of effort into making this site a reality, but it will only be useful if people spread the word.  A cycling community educated about current cycling events will progress faster than one that is left in dark.  You can help by reading, spreading the word, suggesting article ideas, or even contributing.

And, of course, the most important thing is to get out and ride!

Author: C-Gir


8 thoughts on “WeBikeEugene.org Official Launch”

  1. I am from Portland, but now reside in Eugene. I’ve been waiting for a website like this to come along! Thanks Mike for putting it on!

  2. Welcome webikeeugene.org to the net, from a bikeportland.org reader. I’m off to email this great news to my friend in the Eugene/Springfield area.

  3. Thanks, and good luck with the website! I’m a Eugenean who lives in Szeged, Hungary now (a town just about like Eugene), and I’m really happy to see this website! Eugene inspires us here to make our town more bike friendly. I hope to keep up on what’s happening with biking in Eugene!

  4. Hi! Good to see you guys up and running. I’ve been trying to Google a site that shows bike path rules and regs, as I”m
    considering buying an electric-assisted bike. Any feedback
    in this area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dave

  5. Looking back on these comments, I see no one has made one since 2/10? I think this comment must be falling on deaf ears. Otherwise, does anyone have any info on when the bike path from Clearwater park to I-5 will be ready to roll?
    Probably talking to myself, Dave

  6. Dave,

    You might find something in here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/bike-ped_statutes.pdf
    Or maybe in here: http://www.stc-law.com/pdf/PP6thEdition.pdf

    Re: the Clearwater Park path…I’m guessing you mean the “Middle Fork Willamette River Path Phase 2” project that Willamalane submitted to ODOT for the STP-U Funding? If so there is a survey happening now at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TE_Public_Comments_Survey_2010 and that project is one of the ones they are taking comments on. There are a lot of projects competing for limited funding.

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